mean cell hemoglobin


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mean cell hemoglobin (MCH)

an estimate of the mass of hemoglobin in an average erythrocyte, computed as the ratio of the hemoglobin concentration and the red blood cell count. The MCH reference interval is 28 to 32 picograms. See also hypochromic anemia, iron deficiency anemia.

mean cell hemoglobin

The hemoglobin content of the average RBC, usually expressed in picograms per red cell and calculated by multiplying the number of grams of hemoglobin/100 ml by 10 and dividing by the red cell count.
Synonym: mean corpuscular hemoglobin
See also: hemoglobin
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Mean cell hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) was calculated using the following equation:
Correlation of soluble transferrin receptors with packed cell volume, red cell count and mean cell hemoglobin concentration in ss thalassemia minor was significant (pLess than0.
The mean cell volume (MCV) and mean cell hemoglobin (MCH) are increased, with a mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) within the reference range.
Preliminary studies (see below) have demonstrated a good correlation between RBC-Y and mean cell hemoglobin (MCH), better, in fact, than with mean cell volume (MCV).